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Pre-Emergent Herbicides: Tips & Tricks

Solutions Pest & Lawn offers a wide variety of professional-quality pre-emergent herbicides for control of target grasses and broadleaf weeds on turf, landscaping, agricultural lands, golf courses and other areas.  Pre-emergent herbicides weed killers are perfect for spring and fall application.

Pre-emergent herbicides are usually applied in the early growing season and help prevent target grass and broadleaf weed seeds from germinating as the weather begins to warm up in the Spring.  A pre-emergent herbicide weed control forms a barrier around a seed, making it nearly impossible for the seed to sprout and the weed or grass to grow. You can look at it as a form of birth control for your problem weeds.

Pre-emergent herbicides can be applied using a granular spreader or a pressurized handheld sprayer which Solutions carries in our equipment section. Most liquid herbicides come as concentrated solutions that need to be mixed with water first (according to the label) before application.  Granular herbicides can be spread using a granular spreader and may require irrigation in order to help the granule release the pre-emergent chemical.

How to use Pre-Emergents: Solutions 3 Step Process

At Solutions Pest & Lawn, we care our customers and want them to have a pest-free and insect-free home and yard and we want to empower you with not only the tools to take care of but also free guides and advice so you can do it yourself. All of our products have been tested and been given the seal of approval from licensed professionals. Using pre-emergents is simple. Just follow our three step process and you'll be set:

 

Step One: When applying pre-emergents, be careful to aerate first, and not after applying the products.  Aeration can break the seal over the ground and around the seeds which makes the pre-emergents less effective.  Should be applied in early fall and early spring for best results.

 

Step Two: Pre-emergents come in liquid (Oryzalin), granular (Balan), and dissolvable in water Prodiamine 65 WDG . Each product types has its own advantages so whatever you end up using depends upon your weed type and personal preference. 

 

Step Three: Whichever pre-emergent method you select, it is vital that you water the product adequately to get it into the topsoil layer. This does not have to be done immediately, but within the time indicated on the label, usually 1-3 days. Waiting too long exposes the chemical to light and/or heat that will diminish its potency.

 

It’s that simple! If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to call us or contact us via email at askapro@solutionsstores.com. Our experienced experts are standing by to help you when you need it. 

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